Rachel Gittleman is the Financial Services Outreach Manager for the Consumer Federation of America. In this role, Rachel leads CFA’s advocacy and outreach on high-cost lending, payday loans, and other banking and credit issues. She has successfully led legislative and regulatory campaigns, as well as CFA’s High Cost Lending Summit and Advocacy Weeks. Rachel represents CFA on behalf of consumers before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve, as well as other federal and state financial regulators, Congress, and state legislatures.
Prior to joining CFA, she worked as the Political Outreach Manager for the American Association for Justice, where she engaged with their membership on a variety of access to justice and consumer protection legislative issues and oversaw the organization’s voter protection efforts. Rachel brings her diverse policy and campaign experience to CFA, as she previously worked for campaigns for every level of government in New Jersey and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman’s (NJ-12) office. She earned her B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago.